6 Aug 2020
Wedding season is upon us, and this year planning a wedding looks a lot different. Smaller ceremonies and intimate gatherings are becoming the norm. While we can't argue the beauty of a large wedding with all the bells and whistles, there's something special about tieing the knot with only the people closest to you and your future spouse.
If your wedding plans have changed, a small-scale micro wedding is a trend worth considering! You'll have to consider many of the same components of a traditional wedding, such as a venue, catering, photographer, flowers, and hair and makeup, but you may find some more flexibility in your options. At The Copley Group Nantucket, we're here to offer some local advice if you're planning a micro wedding and looking for a destination.
Tips for Planning a Micro Wedding on Nantucket
Photo from a wedding at 26 Pleasant St.
What is a Micro Wedding?
A micro wedding is a small, intimate ceremony with no more than 50 people. Micro weddings can have all of the same festivities and traditions of a larger affair, but simply at a smaller scale.
Micro Wedding Venues on Nantucket
Like a traditional wedding, you need to decide on the wedding venue first. On Nantucket, you can reserve private tables for small groups at restaurants like Galley Beach, The Pearl, and The Nautilus, or even rent a small tent through Nantucket Tents (small tents do not require permitting) for the backyard of your Copley rental home.
If you do choose to host your micro wedding at your Nantucket rental home, our concierge will be happy to assit you in finding vendors and a caterer. Nantucket Catering Company and Fare Isle are both great catering options.
Nantucket Luxury Rentals for Your Micro Wedding
32 Nonantum Avenue, The Copley Group Nantucket's flagship home, is a spacious property, with a pool, and guest house, making it the perfect micro wedding venue. Located right across the street from Fisherman's Beach, this home has an outdoor bar and kitchen with ample space for guests. 32 Nonantum Avenue is a 6 bedroom, 7 bathroom home that sleeps 12 guests.
13 A & B Western Ave
13A and 13B Western Avenue sit next to one another, both with spacious yards and easy access to the beach. Located in Surfside, these homes can sleep 18 people total, and there is tons of space outside for a tent, games, and more. Both homes have 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms each and feature water views from the upper levels. Book both homes together or one individually based on your wedding size.
1 Dolphin Court
Located in Brant Point, 1 Dolphin Court has a spacious yard with beautiful landscaping that is perfect for a small wedding. This home is located just outside of town, so it's convenient for everyone. Enjoy the privacy of this outdoor space and the quintessential Nantucket architecture, which is perfect for photos. 1 Dolphin Court is a 5 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom home that sleeps 10 guests.
Many of our luxury Nantucket rentals are suitable for weddings, depending on the size of your event. You can even rent multiple homes for your guests. Browse all of our luxury Nantucket rentals to find the perfect space for your micro wedding, or call our team directly at (508) 901-9877 for assistance in securing the ideal accommodations.
Micro Wedding Checklist
Aside from the space and the food, you'll need to decide what other elements of a traditional wedding you'd like to include in your micro wedding. You can incorporate as much or as little as you'd like! Consider what you can't live without and what you're planning on skipping, such as:
- Hair & Makeup (RJ Miller Salon & Spa is one of our favorites)
- Local DJ or Musician (Nantucket Community Music Center is a great resource for hiring local musicians)
Plan Your Micro Wedding with The Copley Group Nantucket
While planning won't be as intense as a large-scale wedding, a micro wedding is definitely a trend worth considering. Nantucket is the perfect place to escape with your closest loved ones for a romantic ceremony and celebration. We are available for weddings as early as this fall, so start planning your micro wedding to Nantucket today!